Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As it is once again Friday, it is time for another Let’s Talk Bookish edition. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This weeks topic I have decided to twist a little bit and come up with some book recommendations.
I have a couple of books that I think everyone should read as I think it depends on what they like and whether they actually like reading. Reading tastes are very specific to one person, as the saying goes “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure”.
There are certain books that I would recommend to people who only occasionally pick up a book which would be different to people who are looking to experiment and venture into a new genre. It is so personal and can be pretty hard to get right; I feel like you have to know the person really well to give them great recommendations. But I thought today I would go into a couple of the books that I recommend for different people depending on what they want from a book.
I find recommending books to people who don’t normally read really hard; I tend to go off of what they would typically watch on TV as I think that gives a good insight into what they would probably like. So I would probably only do this for people I am extremely close to as it is very easy to get wrong.
For those who are looking to get into fantasy after being a romance reader, there is only really one obvious answer that everyone could probably guess what I am going to say. It has to be A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. This is brilliant for people who typically read romance as the romance is very dominant within the story and the fantasy elements are a bit of an afterthought. But I would also recommend The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa as it has a bit more fantasy compared to the ACOTAR series if getting into “proper” fantasy is what you want.
For fantasy readers who want to get into romance and contemporary books, I recommend The Brown Sisters series by Talia Hibbert. These are incredible, and I think it is a series that everyone should read because they are just so brilliant and make you feel so good. If it is a younger reader, I do recommend picking up Sophie Gonzales books as they have really interesting plots and other things are going on in the background, not just the romance.
If you are a fantasy reader who has noticed the growing trend in fantasy romance and don’t know where to start, I also have a couple of recommendations. If you are looking to go down the more traditionally published route, you have Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco, which has a really interesting romance, which I think will get hotter in the sequel. If you are looking to go down the Indie route (which I highly recommend you do as there are some amazing books out there), I recommend either The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen or From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout. If you are looking for something a bit more smutty, I would suggest From Blood and Ash, but if that is not your cup of tea, The Bridge Kingdom probably will be the one for you.
Please let me know if you enjoyed this post, because I had a good time coming up with my recommendations. And if you want me to give you some more recommendations please give me some suggestions in the comments as this may become a regular feature.